You need a new HR/HCM system. You built your business case. You obtained executive approval. Now the fun of selecting a HR technology provider begins! Can’t be that hard, right? The good news is, there are lots of options. The bad news is, there are lots of options.
Here are some tips to help you find the right provider for your company.
Tip #1: Know what you need from your HR technology
As a tech company, we’d be lying if we said we enjoy the RFP/RFI process. But, we recognize the value a Requirements List has for the buyer. What we recommend is to avoid using – or modifying – an industry-developed RFP template as it does not capture the unique needs of your company.
Instead, build your requirements list from scratch based on the specific pain points you need to address along with key features and functionality you must have. To help you get started, download this free guide from HRMS World that lists 52 key HRMS features to look for in your next solution.
Tip # 2: Color outside the lines
It is human nature to be cautious of the unknown. But think about all of the great discoveries made by individuals who took the path less traveled! As you build your list of HCM providers, include a few you may not have heard of before you started your search.
When going head-to-head with the “big guys” or companies who have invested their dollars in marketing versus product development, PeopleStrategy comes out on top. In fact, 100% of our clients rated PeopleStrategy stronger or consistent with the competition in:
- Product features & functionality
- Level of service provided
- Interest of sales team in understanding their needs
Tip #3: Choose a partner, not a vendor
While the functionality a solution provides is important, equally as important is how the provider supports the technology. Too often, buyers get caught up in a solution’s bells and whistles, forgetting other key considerations such as how well the provider understands your specific needs and what kind of service they provide. These characteristics will separate the vendors from the true partners.
Let PeopleStrategy simplify your HR technology evaluation. Schedule a Free Demo today.